Here are the best fruits for people with diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

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Fruits are generally good for everyone’s health.

However, for people living with type 2 diabetes, some fruits are better while some should be eaten with moderation. This is because some fruits have a high glycemic index thus raising blood sugar levels in the body. Such fruits should be avoided and instead, one should eat more of the fruits with a low glycemic index.

Check out some of the best fruits for people living with diabetes:

Fruits with low glycemic index (below 55)

Berries

Cherries

Grapefruit

Grapes

Kiwi fruit

Banana

Avocado

Apple

Nectarines

Orange

Peaches

Strawberries

Plums

Pears

Fruits with medium glycemic index (56-69)

Pineapples

Pawpaw

Figs

Honeydew melon

High glycemic index fruits (above 70)

Water melon

Dates

While fruits with high glycemic index are not really unsafe, it’s advisable to eat more of those that have a low glycemic index. And even though there is no treatment for diabetes, you can successfully manage it. The best thing however is to lead a healthy lifestyle to avoid being diabetic since lifestyle is a major cause of type 2 diabetes.

Exercise and eating right are just some of the things you can do to prevent diabetes.

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